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The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland’s Good Fortune

By P. J. Lynch
Illustrated by P. J. Lynch

“This feast of a book . . . will captivate readers from its opening double-page spread. . . . Sweeping and grand, this personal take on a familiar story is an engaging success.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Leaving the docks of London on the Mayflower as an indentured servant to Pilgrim John Carver, John Howland little knew that he was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. By his great good fortune, John survived falling overboard on the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, and he earned his keep ashore by helping to scout a safe harbor and landing site for his bedraggled and ill shipmates. Would his luck continue to hold amid the dangers and adversity of the Pilgrims’ lives in New England? P.J. Lynch captures this pivotal moment in American history in precise and exquisite detail, from the light on the froth of a breaking wave to the questioning voice of a teen in a new world.

  • This young adult point of view of the voyage of the Mayflower and settling of Plymouth is fresh and full of adventure.
  • This is the first book that celebrated and award-winning artist PJ Lynch has both written and illustrated.
  • PJ Lynch's artwork ranges from luminous seascapes to dark and emotional scenes of sickness and death among the pilgrims - his talent is truly remarkable.

ISBN: 9781536202960
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Dimensions: 280 x 255mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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